Vendor application ($10 nonrefundable fee required) will close Monday, March 18, 2019
Selected vendors will be notified via email by Friday, March 22
Selected vendors: booth fee ($60) due by Friday, March 29
Last day for a 50% booth fee refund is Friday, April 5
The event will be Saturday, April 13 (market: 11am to 7pm)
Who should apply to this market?
As the intent of this market is to celebrate our local community, only local, Athens-area businesses, professional artisans, etc. will be considered. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to applying.
Is this market indoors?
No, this will be an outdoor market, rain or shine.
Will this market be in Creature Comforts’ courtyard?
No, this market will be on the street. Please note: Creature Comforts has applied to the city of Athens to close West Hancock Ave (the block in front of the brewery) for this community market.
The market is contingent on city approval. If the request is rejected, all vendor application fees will be refunded.
Does applying guarantee that I will be in the market?
No, applying does not guarantee selection for the market. Market space is limited.
Rules and Regulations
All must be acknowledged in the online vendor application in order to be considered for the market. If you have questions you would like answered before applying, please email email@example.com and we will do our best to respond within 2 business days.
Vendors must provide their own 10x10-foot tent AND tent weights and 6- or 8-foot table, along with any other display materials or signs required to operate.
Booth sharing between vendors is not permitted.
One 10x10-foot tent is the vendor's entire allotment for the duration of this event. Signs and displays cannot extend beyond this allotment, as this may be unsafe and violate the event's fire code. Creature Comforts reserves the right to deem any signs or displays outside of your 10x10-foot booth area unsafe or inappropriate.
Vendors must provide their own staff, at the vendor's own expense, for the duration of the event, including set-up and breakdown. Vendors should plan to maintain adequate staff to ensure organizational flow at the event.
Vendors are responsible for their own set up and breakdown. This includes but is not limited to tent, tables, tent weights, displays, etc.
Vendors must arrive at least one hour prior to event start time to set up or they may not be permitted to set up. This event starts at 11am, so vendors must arrive no later than 10am.
Vendors are not to break down early (prior to the 7pm market close). Vendors have one hour after the market closes to break down their booth entirely (until 8pm). However, if you must leave early because of a special circumstance or emergency, please inform a Creature Comforts staff member before breaking down.
Vendors will be responsible for maintaining their allotted space in a clean and orderly manner throughout the duration of the event. Vendors will also be responsible for all trash removal within their allotment at the close of the event. Trash and recycling bins will be provided in the vicinity. Violators may be subject to a $100 fee.
Vendors are required by Georgia State Law to pay sales tax on any revenue made from events/markets. Vendors are responsible for claiming income tax. Creature Comforts Brewing Co. does not assist with this.
Creature Comforts will not provide electricity to vendors. You will not be permitted to run cords or wires from your booth to an outlet. That is a safety hazard.
Vendors will have access to bathrooms/porta potties.
Wi-fi access will not be provided by Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
If you are accepted as a vendor, Creature Comforts Brewing Co. has the right to use images of your items, logos, signage, and likeness, as well as your name, for promotional purposes.
A nonrefundable application fee ($10) must be submitted with the vendor application online. This is the only accepted form of payment for this fee.
If you are accepted as a vendor, an additional booth fee ($60) will be due within one week (7 days) of vendors’ acceptance notice or the vendor’s spot may be given to someone else. This additional fee can only be paid online through a separate form to be distributed upon acceptance notice.
If you are accepted and cannot participate in the event after paying the booth fee, you may be refunded 50% of the booth fee only if you notify Creature Comforts in writing by Friday, April 5. Otherwise, no refunds will be issued. No-shows will not be issued a refund.
Event is rain or shine. Vendors are expected to come prepared for the elements. If you feel unsafe setting up in inclement weather, you will not be penalized; however, no refunds will be issued.
If the event is cancelled due to severe weather, Acts of God or anything outside of Creature Comforts Brewery’s control, refunds will not be issued.
If you are accepted as a vendor, you release Creature Comforts and all its affiliates from any damage to your person or property that may occur as a result of participation in Creature Comforts Brewery 5 Year Anniversary Celebration. We make every effort to provide a secure environment. You are solely responsible for all your belongings, including your tent, tables, chairs, valuables, goods and vehicle. Creature Comforts Brewery nor any of its affiliates are liable for any injuries that occur during the event, including the setup and breakdown portion of the event.